A protection security officer is in charge of maintaining the safety and security within the premises of a company. He/She protects the employees and company assets. He/She inspects the facilities and patrols around the building to identify unusual activities and monitor suspicious people. Asides from that, he/she checks alarms, security cameras, and other surveillance equipment to ensure proper functioning. Likewise, he/she escalates incident reports to the security team for prompt actions. This is to prevent potential hazards and operational delays. Also, he/she verifies the identity of guests and inspects their luggage upon arrival.
To become a protection security officer, you need a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent. You must hold a valid security guard license in your state of employment. Core skills include communication and observation skills. Protection security officers earn an average gross salary of $33,914 or $16.3 per hour. This varies between $28,000 and $40,000.